Onto sister number three of four this week. Loving this set I’m working on and hope you find it interesting to follow their progress. It’s not often I have so many people on my easel, a break from furries!
This past week we’ve been travelling around the Southern coastline of Spain close to Cadiz. Stopping at different beaches and meeting people from all over, mostly surfers. We’re still travelling around with our two new friends with whom we’re parting ways in a couple of days. There have been some great evenings when I’m done with work for the day. It’s been a real pleasure to have so much new company on this leg of our tour.
But in between all that of course I need to maintain my balance of work and life. It’s not always easy when the sun is beaming and you can hear activity going on outside.
Hope you enjoy Lucy’s progress and a few shots I took from the past week.
My initial line drawing transferred onto the velour. I often just transfer a basic outline although in my preparitory sketch there is a little more line and shading to get her structure. But once I have the proportions I just got from here with the colour. This is where the painting techniques start and drawing ends.
Also nearby was a good cafe with wifi for me to post my last blog. I’m always on the lookout for wifi. This lifestyle means I have to always know where I’m going to find everything I need depending on what country I’m in. Soon we’ll be crossing into Portugal and I’ll have a whole other language to figure out!
I use some pastel pencil to define around the eyes. It’s tricky to not make a child’s eyes look too dark and adult like. But Lucy has particularly dark brown eyes so lots of darkness is required while still keeping them soft.
Hope you enjoyed the progresssion! I’ll be onto the final in this series, yet another pretty girl, very soon!